[Paris]: [ca. 1820]. 230 x 180 mm.
Dalayrac is seated at a table on which rests several leaves of music manuscript paper, with a keyboard instrument in the background. The composer's left index finger points to the music he is writing, clearly marked as the "Duo de Maison à Vendre" from his opera of the same name; he holds a quill pen in his right hand.
Trimmed to within platemark with loss of letters.
"Dalayrac seems never to have left France, but his works were very popular abroad, especially in Germany, Scandinavia and Russia. A few were adapted in England; they were known in Vienna; Beethoven played in the Bonn orchestra when Nina, Azémia and Les deux petits Savoyards were in repertory; and Weber conducted Adolphe et Clara and Les deux petits Savoyards in Prague in 1814. Camille and Adolphe et Clara were still sung in Paris in the 1840s; Maison à vendre was probably the universal favourite, revived in Paris up to 1853." David Charlton in Grove online. Item #22790
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